It took home the AACTA Award for Best Short Film in 2014 and now Nicholas Verso’s The Last Time I Saw Richard has been developed into the feature, Boys In The Trees, which will commence shooting in Adelaide from next Monday.
Boys in the Trees will mark Nicholas Verso’s debut feature film, and tells the story of two estranged childhood friends who reunite on Halloween 1997 and embark on a surreal journey through their memories, dreams and fears.
It’s been a long journey to screen for this film, which actually won the NewDraft Screenplay Competition at NewFest in New York back in 2011.
With funding from the South Australian Film Corporation, Boys In The Trees has some impressive producing talent behind it in Melbourne-based Mushroom Pictures whose feature film credits include Chopper and Gettin’ Square, along with the SA-based Hedone Productions, a partnership between Kate Croser and Sandy Cameron, behind last year’s acclaimed time travel comedy The Infinite Man.
Talented young up-and-comer Toby Wallace (Galore, Lucky Country) will reprise his role from the short, and he’ll be joined by Gulliver McGrath (Lincoln, Hugo, Dark Shadows), Justin Holborow, Mitzi Ruhlmann (The Code, Hiding), Tom Russell (Last Ride), Henry Meaney, Jayden Lugg, Patrick Gilbert and Terry Crawford.
“This will be a film that combines beautiful, dream-like visuals with an entertaining and powerful story of friendship,” said producer Sandy Cameron.
Boys in the Trees is set for a planned release from Halloween, 2016.
For a taster of the film, check out The Last Time I Saw Richard below.